TO RECEDE FROM DISAGREEMENT TO SENATE AMENDMENT TO H. CON. RES. 307 AND CONCUR WITH TWO AMENDMENTS, PROVIDING FOR A DIVISION BETWEEN 1981 AND 1980 IN TERMS OF THE BUDGET RESOLUTION. THE FIRST AMENDMENT INSISTS ON THE HOUSE PASSED VERSION OF THE 1981 RESOLUTION; THE SECOND AMENDMENT REGARDS THE 1980 SUPPLEMENTALS AND RECONCILIATION FOR 1980 AND 1981 FOR WHICH THERE IS BASICALLY NO CONFERENCE DISAGREEMENT. (MOTION FAILED)

Date:

May 29, 1980

Number:

House Vote #918
96th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 173
 
 
40%
165 8
  Nay 199
 
 
46%
69 130
Not Voting 61
 
 
14%
40 21
Required: unknown

Vote Details

Notes: The Speaker’s Vote?
The Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, except when such vote would be decisive.” In practice, this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes and only does so when it is politically useful. When the Speaker declines to vote, he or she is simply omitted from the roll call by the House Clerk. (See House Rules, Rule I(7).)
“Aye” or “Yea”?

“Aye” and “Yea” mean the same thing, and so do “No” and “Nay”. Congress uses different words in different sorts of votes.

The U.S. Constitution says that bills should be decided on by the “yeas and nays” (Article I, Section 7). Congress takes this literally and uses “yea” and “nay” when voting on the final passage of bills.

All Senate votes use these words. But the House of Representatives uses “Aye” and “No” in other sorts of votes.